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From r..@covalent.net
Subject Re: apr_ function prefixes
Date Tue, 06 Feb 2001 14:49:10 GMT

> > there's a number of places where apr (and httpd) is not consistent with
> > prefixes or doesn't use one at all (beyond apr_ or ap_).
> > personally, i like to see functions named with the prefix of the base type
> > (struct) they operate on if possible.  for example, apr_xlate_t related
> > functions all have an apr_xlate_ prefix, this is goodness.  for certain
> > types, many, but not all related functions use a consistent prefix
> > (e.g. apr_table_t), for some there is no prefix at all.
> > i know this might be considered "late in the game", but in reality apr is
> > very young software.  consistent/meaningful naming should start now,
> > rather than 2 years down the road when i suspect it'll be in pretty
> > widespread use.  below are some suggestions, i think i still have a
> > rename script handy if there's consensus to move forward on some or all.
> > 
> <snip renaming>
> Although I haven't been much of a contributor to APR, I have been
> working with the Subversion group a little bit, so I lurk around here,
> since this stuff affects subversion too.  I would have to say that I am
> +1 for this, but only if it is done soon.  As Ryan said recently, APR is
> approaching the Beta stage, so API's shouldn't change much.  However, I
> think this is a useful change.

I hate to be left out of giving a +1, so......  -1....  oh wait, I meant
+1.  :-)   :-)

Please doug, do this soon.  The only thing I would ask is exactly what
Will said, just put this stuff in the compat header file too.

Thanks a lot,


Ryan Bloom                        	rbb@apache.org
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San Francisco, CA 94131

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